Imagine Drones Carrying Drones Carrying Missiles


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA, the Pentagon’s fringe-science organization — has begun work on a small drone that extend the range of an AIM-120 air-to-air missile. The “Flying Missile Rail” could help U.S. Air Force and... Read more

America’s Worst World War II Fighter Was the Star of the Soviet Air Force


The P-39 Airacobra may be the least loved American fighter plane of World War... Read more

When It Comes to the War in the Greater Middle East, Maybe We’re the Bad Guys


I used to command soldiers. Over the years, lots of them actually. In Iraq,... Read more

So You Want to Be a Soviet Navy Political Officer


The term “Soviet political officer” aboard a warship during the Cold War conjures up... Read more

The CIA’s Counterinsurgency in Vietnam Was Brutal … And Effective


As U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War escalated after the passage of the Gulf... Read more
In Pictures — Sweden and America’s Big War Games
The United States and several NATO member states are participating in Sweden’s Aurora-17 military exercises. The wargames are the...
During World War II, the Submarine USS ‘Barb’ Rocketed Japan

During World War II, the Submarine USS ‘Barb’ Rocketed Japan

In the closing months of World War II, heavy losses and depleted fuel stocks kept many of Japan’s remaining...

The U.S. Congress Is Trying to Give the F-35 a Pass For All Its Problems

The U.S. Congress Is Trying to Give the F-35 a Pass For All Its Problems

The $700-billion defense authorization bill for 2018 contains a number of provisions that are likely to increase the risk...
In 2007, Israel Quietly Eliminated Syria’s Nuclear Program

In 2007, Israel Quietly Eliminated Syria’s Nuclear Program

Under no circumstances should an enemy state be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. That is a fundamental doctrine of...

What the Hell Is Angola Doing With These State-of-the-Art Fighters?

What the Hell Is Angola Doing With These State-of-the-Art Fighters? Hot

The first two of 12 Sukhoi Su-30K fighters Angola ordered nearly four years for $1 billion have arrived in...

I Met an ISIS Fighter in an Iraqi Prison

I Met an ISIS Fighter in an Iraqi Prison

In a war-scarred jail in Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, I meet a 27-year-old former Islamic State fighter. I’ll call...

Itchy Militia Wrecks Syrian Ceasefire

Itchy Militia Wrecks Syrian Ceasefire

Hard on the heels of the sixth round of diplomatic talks in Astana – facilitated by Russia and Turkey...

The Royal Navy Faces a Future Without Anti-Ship Missiles

The Royal Navy Faces a Future Without Anti-Ship Missiles

Right now, the Royal Navy’s main surface-to-surface anti-ship weapon is the over-the-horizon Harpoon missile, which is also the primary...

Where Will Islamic State Strike After it Collapses in the Middle East?

Where Will Islamic State Strike After it Collapses in the Middle East?

Islamic State will soon cease to exist as a territorial entity in Syria and Iraq. Despite this, ISIS might...

Afghanistan Again

Afghanistan Again

Here we go again! Years after most Americans forgot about the longest war this country ever fought, American soldiers...

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